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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with Gastrointestinal tarct cancer diagnosis

From: Family history of the cancer on the survival of the patients with gastrointestinal cancer in northern Iran, using frailty models

Characteristic n (%)
Gender  
   Male 321 (66.3)
   Female 163 (33.7)
Place of residence  
   Rural 256 (52.9)
   Urban 228 (47.1)
Province  
Mazandaran 288 (59.5)
Golestan 196 (40.5)
Type of cancer  
   Esophageal 359 (74.2)
   Stomach 110 (22.7)
   Colorectal 15 (3.1)
Method of cancer detection  
   Clinical diagnosis 35 (7.2)
   Direct endoscopy and biopsy 39 (8.1)
   Conventional chest x-ray 410 (84.7)
Family history of cancer 142 (29.3)
Education  
   Literate 52 (10.7)
   Illiterate 432 (89.3)
Job  
   Farmer 252 (52.1)
   Employee 7 (1.4)
   Others 225 (46.5)
Marital status  
   Married 459 (94.8)
   Single 25 (5.2)
Cigarette smoking 215 (44.4)
Ethnicity  
   Aryan 327 (67.6)
   Gilak 12 (2.5)
   Torkaman 100 (20.7)
   Others 45 (9.2)
Migration status  
   Native 430 (88.8)
   Non-native 54 (11.2)
Drug use 119 (24.6)